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"And STRELETS is the only manufacturer that has recognized this gap."
I'm with you Gerd, I really like the quality, novelty and variety of Strelets' offerings. It was great in the most recent release to have a range of eras and campaigns represented, not to mention types of troops and poses. Something for so many of us, as the comments above attest.
I have all of the Napoleonic sets from that release on order from my 'local' supplier so they should arrive sometime in the New Year. Dunno if that makes me part of a 'silent majority' or the exception that proves the general rule?
Two or three sets of each.
- Those Bavarians are too lovely to pass up (as the others have been) and I am happy to have a 'luxury' quantity of them, especially for the ability to mix and match poses across units or to make units in a specific set of poses.
- By serendipity Strelets' late Russians came at a perfect time for me to get figures together for plans for the 'Napoleonic' vigbicentennial /quasquibicentennial (1796–1815: 2021–2035). These latest are a great addition to those. I am hoping that Strelets plan to complete the 'series'?!
- The Prussian 7th Uhlans are a beautiful set with great potential for conversion too. Hopefully a couple of those will be 'enough' for me...
One shop does not the market make. I'd love to see Strelets' own data on sales, just for these or even across their vast catalogue(!), but I respect that this may be commercial in confidence.
Actually only the WSS British Cavalry (position 11) and LRDG at rest (position 20) are still under den TOP20 by Hannants.
By the big german e-shop Kamar and after 10 days the WSS british Cavalry (formerly 50 boxes) is already sold-out, the LRDG- and SAS-sets (formerly 40) are between 11-14 still to buy - the bavarian sets (each 50) are around 9 and foreign legion sets around 24.
Minature-sets aren´t short-run-events or cinema-blockbusters. The first week doesn´t say much ...
And I share the interest to receive more action and shooting poses in the next Napoleonics sets - especially russians, prussians and brunswicks.
I like very much the recently presented WSS french dragoons-set. An action (shooting, fighting, scouting) dragoon-set would been a dream for a very numerous french cavalry type with many regiments. And surely WSS austrians.too....
you have mentioned it already that you can create easily dismounted dragoons with existing miniatures (the horses from the new set and the dismounted soldiers with slightly transformed french grenadiers or head swaps).
I think the need for fighting or attacking dragoons on horses is still greater.... dragoons were the main french cavalry type!
Of course, I'm happy for Alan that his big wish has gone into fulfillment and that there are finally such beautiful LRDG sets. :wink:
And the sales success in the UK is also great. Because only if STRELETS sells many sets, new sets will also come on to the market.
I think the LRDG sets were your best Christmas present? Right?? :heart_eyes:
Maybe this set of Black Dog is interesting for you :
Very interesting discussion about the new Napoleonic sets. I think they all look great, but I am only focusing on the "On the March" and "In Attack" sets because they are the most active. Although the other figures standing at ease, at order arms and at shoulder arms are lovely sets, they seem more appropriate for the parade ground than for the battlefield, although I don't know if they may have also been in these formations while waiting their turn to go into battle.
It is also my hope that Strelets will produce In Attack sets for the French, Russians and Prussians.
But overall this is a great range. Am also very happy for the LRDG sets, as the only previous set of these men by another manufacturer was badly sculpted and very hard to get anyway.